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Cowboys offensive supporting cast ranks among the NFL’s best

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We know that the Cowboys have a lot of talent on offense, and these rankings only confirm those thoughts.

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The Dallas Cowboy offense ranked among the top of all statistics just a season ago. A near-5,000-yard passer at quarterback, a pair of 1,000-yard wide receivers, a running back regarded as one of the league’s best, and an always talented offensive line make it clear there is talent all over the offensive side of the ball for the Cowboys.

Dallas added talented wide receiver CeeDee Lamb back in April and there are some hopes that Blake Jarwin will take a jump now that he is the unquestioned top tight end on the depth chart. Losing Travis Frederick is obviously not ideal, but there is no shortage of talent for head coach Mike McCarthy and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to work with and design plays for.

But, the Cowboys are not the only team in the NFL with loads of talent on offense. The Chiefs are obviously the first team that comes to mind, and the Saints and Buccaneers have some playmakers as well.

The Cowboys have a top-5 offensive supporting cast across the league.

Ranking the league’s top offense, behind Kansas City, can be challenging. The Cowboys, Saints, and Buccaneers are the other three teams that immediately jump to mind. The Browns are stacked at running back and receiver, the Cardinals have some young and promising talent along with DeAndre Hopkins, and the Falcons always put up points.

Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox recently set out to rank each offensive supporting cast in football right now. To no one’s surprise, the Chiefs landed at the top spot. Dallas was not too far behind Kansas City, ranking inside the top-5.

If the Cowboys can get some solid production out of their tight ends, they will again have one of the top offenses in the NFL this season. The addition of Lamb could give them the league’s best receiver trio.

“His ball skills and explosiveness with the ball in his hand should allow teams to scheme him into explosive opportunities right away,” NFL Media’s Lance Zierlein wrote of Lamb.

The Cowboys would be hard-pressed to put a better group around Prescott. They just need to get him under contract and into camp.

The article notes that Dallas landed at number eight prior to last year. Randall Cobb is leaving town after his 828-yard, three-touchdown campaign during his only season with the team, but the addition of Lamb to the offense should more than make up for that.

Tight end is mentioned as the “the lone question mark on Dallas’ offense” and is the given explanation in why the Cowboys did not quite land inside the top-4 in these rankings.

The lone question mark on Dallas’ offense is at tight end. The duo of Dalton Schultz and Blake Jarwin leaves plenty to be desired and prevents the Cowboys from cracking the top four here.

Jarwin has an opportunity to really blossom in 2020. Stuck sharing snaps with an aging and declining Jason Witten, Jarwin showed some flashes of becoming a solid tight end in the Cowboys offense but the opportunities just haven’t been enough thus far. There is some expectation that the Oklahoma State product will have a strong upcoming season thanks to his development and defenses focused on stopping the three-headed monster at wide receiver.

The piece does note that getting a deal done with Prescott is important for the Cowboys. While Andy Dalton is a very solid backup quarterback, Prescott is among the league’s best in nearly every statistical category, is ascending as a passer, and now has the chance to learn under a head coach that has a long and impressive track record with the position.

Cleveland, Tampa Bay, and New Orleans are the three other supporting casts sandwiched in between Dallas at five and Kansas City at one.

There are expectations that Mike McCarthy will help take this already talented offensive roster to the next level. The addition of CeeDee Lamb and the growth of Dak Prescott adds even more excitement to what this offense will look like next season.